Predictions for Kvalserien?
Which SHL-teams will play Kvalserien?
Which teams from Allsvenskan will play Kvalserien?
Which team(s) will get promoted/relegated?
I think the teams will be:
And I think it will end like this:
Schedule for Kvalserien:
March 17: Playoff team (Mora, Karlskrona, Karlskoga or Rögle)–Örebro, AIK–Djurgården, Malmö–Västerås.
March 19: Örebro–AIK, Västerås–Playoff team, Djurgården–Malmö.
March 21: Västerås–Djurgården, Malmö–Örebro, AIK–Playoff team.
March 23: Örebro–Djurgården, AIK–Västerås, Playoff team–Malmö.
March 25: Örebro–Playoff team, Västerås–Malmö, Djurgården–AIK.
March 27: Västerås–Örebro, Malmö–AIK, Djurgården–Playoff team.
March 29: AIK–Malmö, Örebro–Västerås, Playoff team–Djurgården.
April 1: Västerås–AIK, Malmö–Playoff team, Djurgården–Örebro.
April 4: Playoff team–Västerås, AIK–Örebro, Malmö–Djurgården.
April 7: Playoff team–AIK, Örebro–Malmö, Djurgården–Västerås.
I think Örebro might be able to stay in SHL for next year.
The second team is more difficult to predict, doubt that DIF or AIK will be able to get their act together. That is if DIF will manage to qualify for kvalserien.
Karlskoga shouldn't be allowed in SHL until they have a better arena that have a better standard and an arena that can accommodate
more then 1200 seated spectators. Nobelhallen is currently only a Div-1 arena when it comes to it's standard.
Malmö in kvalserien? Forget it. We will find a way to failure as we always do.
Malmö and Örebro will be playing in SHL next year. Thats my prediction.
Currently trying the tactic of not caring one bit. Could very well miss the celebrations but thats what a good fan does for his team.
Västerås and Malmö one step closer to Kvalserien after recieving 3 points today
And I now saw that Djurgården has started hunting after the third place with six more games to go!
1. Västerås, 92
2. Malmö, 90
3. Karlskoga, 84
4. Karlskrona, 82
5. Djurgården, 78
6. Rögle, 72
7. Mora, 66
8. Oskarshamn, 65
9. Timrå, 64
10. Asplöven, 63
11. Almtuna, 60
12. Södertälje, 57
13. Troja/Ljungby, 48
14. Björklöven, 45
Teams in bold are relevant in be one of the four teams from Allsvenskan in Kvalserien
Little info for the ones thinking the table is a bit messy: Kvalserien is a promotion/relegation round with the 11th and 12th team from SHL and the 4 best teams from Allsvenskan. Top 3 from Allsvenskan goes directly to Kvalserien, while 4-7 plays a "playoff round", with one home and away game against the other 3 teams (6 games of total), where the best placed team after six rounds will be the fourth and last team from Allsvenskan in Kvalserien.
The two best placed teams in Kvalserien after 10 rounds will play in SHL next season.
MrMadhawk's prediction: http://bloggar.expressen.se/mrmadhaw...venska-serien/
1. Västerås, 105
2. Malmö, 103
3. Bofors, 95
4. Karlskrona, 93
5. Djurgården, 90
6. Rögle, 86
7. Oskarshamn, 75
8. Mora, 73
9. Timrå, 71
10. Asplöven, 69
11. Södertälje, 67
12. Almtuna, 63
13. Troja, 54
14. Björklöven, 51
If Malmö makes it to Kvalserien, this might be the first Kvalserien they participate in where I'm not filled with anxiety. Feels like the organization is more solid than ever, so it's doesn't feel like a do-or-die season.
Don't know if they will get past Karlskoga, but an impressive run by Djurgården to try and reach top 3.
Västerås needs 1 point and Malmö needs 2 to secure their spots in Kvalserien.
Just give us the Bofors-VIK-Örebro triangle with their rivalries and DIF-AIK as well and we won't be disappointed with the entertainment.
Malmö grabbed a spot in Kvalserien by winning their 9th straight game. First Kvalserien appearance for Malmö since 2008.
Karlskrona got their last chance to stay in the battle for 3rd place next round as they face Djurgården. Also an interesting game in the battle for 7th place between Timrå and Oskarshamn.
Västerås will probably be dangerous in Kvalserien, especially if Jeremy Williams will return from his injury
- Evan McGrath, F (won the scoring league last season)
- Daniel Bellissimo, G (backup goalie for Kvalserien, incase Jonas Fransson gets injured. He will only come to Västerås if that happens though)
- Johan Jonsson, D (Born in Västerås, on a loan from Södertälje. Mårtensson gave this guy a "concussion", how will they react to each other?)
- Tomas Hyka (loan from Färjestad, junior player)
To be added: McGrath and Williams are childhood friends, will they show some good chemistry?
Bromé-Söderkvist/Frycklund- M. Jonsson
Extra defender: J. Jonsson (I didn't know where to put him yet)
Extra forward: Mårtensson
Malmö secured the first place in Hockeyallsvenskan tonight, with Västerås getting 1 point against Södertälje. As the winner of Hockeyallsvenskan, Malmö has received 200,000 SEK (≈31,000 USD)
Current table with one round to go:
Games played, GD and points
Bold: Ready for Kvalserien
Underline: Ready for Playoff to Kvalserien
Italic: Ready for "Relegation Kvalserien" (against the top 4 Division 1 teams)
1. IF Malmö Redhawks, 51, 46, 102
2. VIK Västerås HK, 51, 26, 97
3. Djurgårdens IF, 51, 36, 93
4. BIK Karlskoga, 51, 36, 91
5. Karlskrona HK, 51, 32, 82
6. Rögle BK, 51 -5, 80
7. Mora IK, 51, 18, 77
8. Timrå IK 51, ±0, 76
9. IK Oskarshamn, 51, -20, 71
10. Almtuna IS, 51, -11, 69
11. Södertälje SK, 51, -20, 66
12. Asplöven HC, 51, -30, 66
13. IF Troja/Ljungby, 51, -53, 51
14. IF Björklöven, 51, -55, 50
2014-03-04 19:00 IF Malmö Redhawks Timrå IK - Important game for Timrå. They need to win while Mora loses two or more points to reach the Playoff to Kvalserien.
2014-03-04 19:00 Karlskrona HK IF Björklöven - Not really some importance here. Karlskrona can secure the 5th place and get more extra points in the Playoff.
2014-03-04 19:00 IK Oskarshamn Mora IK - Important game for Mora. They need to get two or more points, or Timrå losing, to secure the Playoff spot. If Rögle's losing while Mora wins, they'll be at 6th place getting one more point for the Playoff.
2014-03-04 19:00 Asplöven HC Södertälje SK - No importance at all, neither Asplöven nor Södertälje has something to play for.
2014-03-04 19:00 Rögle BK Djurgårdens IF - Important game for Djurgården. Djurgården needs two or more points, as long as BIK Karlskoga is winning, to secure the 3rd place, which gives a direct spot in Kvalserien. Rögle needs one point to secure the 6th place, earning more extra points in the Playoff, or winning by three points while Karlskrona is losing at full time to reach 5th place.
2014-03-04 19:00 IF Troja/Ljungby BIK Karlskoga - Important game for Karlskoga. They need two points while Djurgården is losing at full time, or three points while Djurgården loses in Overtime/Shootout.
2014-03-04 19:00 VIK Västerås HK Almtuna IS - No importance at all. Västerås already has the 2nd place and Almtuna has nothing to play for.
4th placed team - 4 points
5th placed team - 3 points
6th placed team - 2 points
7th placed team - 1 point
All team plays each other twice, one home and one away, for a total of 6 points. The best placed team after 6 rounds will be the last team in Kvalserien.
IF Malmö Redhawks
VIK Västerås HK
10 rounds, each team plays the others twice, once home and once away. The two best placed teams after 10 rounds gets promoted to SHL for next season. No extra points given in Kvalserien.
Not impossible and it would be the hottest Kvalserie ever, with 3!!! derbys on the menu. And other heated matchups.
Stockholms-derby, Scanian-derby and Örebro & Västerås don't like each other in any sport. Geographically close as well. Crackers and Cucumbers derby... haha + both against the two Stockholm teams.
We'll shall see what happens in the last round and in the pre qualification to the Kvalserie. Top 4 of the teams above are more or less granted a spot anyway.
And even with Karlskoga/Karlskrona instead of Rögle it still would be a Kvalserie that looks very interesting on paper.
Västerås-Örebro-Karlskoga would also be nice, as it's named a few comments above and Djurgården attracts full house where ever they play!
Amazing rivalry between AIK and Djurgården in Kvalserien aswell. It's going to be real chaotic with a Stockholm derby, especially when it's about surviving! Playing on Hovet with only home-team supporters won't work anyways, there will probably be some trouble outside the arena..
Jordan Hendry, d, Straubing (DEL)
Per Svensson, defenseman, Almtuna (Allsvenskan)
Martin Karlsson, forward, Almtuna (Allsvenskan)
Akim Aliu, forward, Hartford (AHL)
Carsen Germyn, forward, Straubing (DEL)
Jere Sallinen, forward, HPK (Liiga)
Ville Viitalouma, forward, HPK (Liiga)
Brett Sterling, forward, HV71 (SHL)
Brian Willsie, forward, TPS (Liiga)
It might work for other teams, but I'm happy Malmö hasn't been doing the same. They have tried that route many times before and it's simple not for them.
Only 2 players was added. Brian Ihnacak joined during the Olympics from the Italian league and seems to have a nose for the net at this level too (3+2 in 6 games).
Former Malmö player Marcus Olsson was added at the deadline. Most of the team already know him, so he should fit in well with the group. If there are too many injuries on defense, Tobias Ericsson will play D, so I guess Olsson will add some depth at the center position if that happens.
Djurgården grabbed the 3rd spot. Didn't think they would do that a few weeks ago.
Playoff with the points they start at:
Karlskoga - 4p
Karlskrona - 3p
Mora - 2p
Rögle - 1p
Would love to see Djurgården back in the SHL, but Malmö or Västerås would be neat as well.
Amazing from Djurgården! No one thought this was possible, when it all was about Karlskrona, Västerås, Karlskoga and Malmö!
Hot derby between AIK and Djurgården now. I don't know how they were thinking with playing with no away fans? They could still go in, they just don't have to wear the club colors? :laugh:
Also, I don't think the home fans will be alone outside the arena :sarcasm:
Given the clubs and cities involved this year could interest/media attention for the Kvalserien eclipse the SHL playoffs?
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